I was born this way, what’s your excuse?
South Bend, IN — Koinonia News
This was the claim recently of Democrat Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D-IN). The candidate used his sexuality as a cudgel against Vice President Mike Pence at a recent event.
America, and indeed, the entire western civilization are in the midst of a great apostasy. As a people, we no longer recognize God as having a place of importance in our culture.
This spiritual crisis encompasses the entire world. But “its source is in the West” — Europe, and the United States. We in the West are guilty of rejecting God. They have not only rejected God, but also, the moral precepts on which our society was formed. In this, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, who may be considered the spokesman of the West, stated: “God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him… We have murdered God. In view of God’s death among men, Nietzsche would replace him with a prophetic ‘Superman.'”
This attitude was so boldly pervasive that, when I was in seminary, thirty years ago, many were claiming that we were living in a “Post Christian” era. Cultural norms have been declining in the US steadily ever since the so-called sexual revolution in the 1960s.
The modern mantra of the 60s remains intact today – “if it feels good, do it.” With the prevailing attitude of unfettered sexual expression without consequences, and denying God’s “Natural Law,” is really it any surprise that this infection is engulfing the Church today?
Cardinal Robert Sarah, in a recent interview stated; “I want to suggest to Western people that the real cause of this [is their] refusal to claim their inheritance and… the rejection of God.”
Science continues to prove what God has proclaimed in creation — that we are all born Male and female. The Science of biology is clear that our natural order of male and female genders are compatible for procreation as the sacred texts show us.
“From Him we receive our nature as man and woman,” Sarah stated. “This is intolerable to modern minds. Gender ideology is a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God. Thus some rebel against God and pointlessly mutilate themselves in order to change their sex. But in reality they do not fundamentally change anything of their structure as man or woman. The West refuses to receive, and will accept only what it constructs for itself. Trans-humanism is the ultimate avatar of this movement. Because it is a gift from God, human nature itself becomes unbearable for western man,” the cardinal continued.
So, in this new paradigm we are replacing God with the worship of self. There is no longer any moral center other than how we “feel” about something. Where are we to draw the line and say beyond this point, we shall not pass. In our modern relativistic society everything becomes fair game. Every aspect of communal life these days seems to be impacted by issues that were formerly forbidden from a societal and moral perspective.
This attitude becomes problematic when even scientific fact is disregarded in favor of feelings and personal preference. This subject has been persistent in the Life vs. Choice debate. The choice side adamantly claims that the unborn child is simple a clump of cells, or a fetus; while the Life side of the argument can show with scientific certainty that life begins at conception, at the moment of sperm-egg fusion. For most on the side of choice, it is important to “dehumanize” the unborn. A clump of cells is easily disposed of, but, killing a living person, in like manner, becomes harder to rationalize.
The Choice argument also fails by the weight of their own definitions. Rather than the word “fetus” simply defining an unborn chid as clump of cells, it is used to define “in particular an unborn human baby.” Every single person who has ever lived, started out life as a simple two cell fusion.
When folks in the Life camp insist on the scientific fact that a pre-born child (or clump of cells) can have a detectible heartbeat by eight-weeks gestation, the Choice side has to rely on other more self-centered arguments.
The socialist left is actually quite disingenuous when it comes to their support of science-based evidence. On the one hand they deny the biological fact of human life beginning at conception and offering pre-born children legal protections, while on the other hand making it a criminal act to harm an eagle egg. It is time for some intellectual honesty.
I am born this way was recently touted in a speech at a gay-advocacy fundraiser Sunday by Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The scientific facts don’t seem to matter to Buttigieg, nor to the other liberal presidential hopefuls, most of who have signed on to the “Green New Deal” which is based purely on manipulated, junk science. Just as there is absolutely no scientific proof that Buttigieg was “born that way,” there is no scientific concuss that the “Earth only has 12 years left.
Buttigieg defended his homosexuality in a remark aimed at vice president Mike Pence, a proponent of traditional marriage. Insisting that his homosexual behavior and legal marriage to another man do not contradict his beliefs “as an Episcopalian Christian,” he said: “My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man and yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God . . . If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade. And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand—that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.” Last i heard, the Vice President has not been on an anti-homosexual campaign. I guess Butttigieg as short on real issues to rail against so he resorted to fabricating an enemy in true Obama/Alinsky style rhetoric.
The problem with Buttigieg’s all to common statement is that they are based upon feelings rather than fact. And quite frankly, feeling will often lie to you. We don’t find any support for Buttigieg’s claim any where in scientific research, the biblical texts, or the historic deposit of faith.
The claim that “God made me this way” is a common slogan heard from defenders of homosexuality. This high-minded claim seems to place the matter beyond further argument—for what Christian will say that God doesn’t make us who we are? And if he makes some people gay, then we should accept it.
Homosexuality and transgenderism are not the only deviant behavior that left leaning illuminati are defending these days. Evidently the sexual proclivities of pedophiles such as notoriously reported about the late Michael Jackson can be blamed on “DNA;” that is according to singing legend Barbara Streisand. In her apologetic supporting Jackson, she said in a recent interview; “Jackson’s sexual needs were coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” Streisand told British newspaper The Times. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
So it seems we can simply blame our DNA for the most despicable proclivities, and everything now becomes acceptable. In this understanding, the addict, adulterer, pedophile, and rapist must be excused as well, because they were born that way. What abut thieves and murders? Where if ever do we draw a line in the sand and put a stop to the insanity.
The standard operating procedure of the demented left seems to be, “if science does not agree with my feelings and agenda, I’ll simply pay some scientists to agree with me. If that does not work we’ll make stuff up.”
This has been happening for decades, beginning with a fraudulent study out of a University in San Diego, CA., which stated that they had isolated the “Gay Gene.” Now, the same, and even worse is happening with environmental science. In this arena, Globalist Socialists around the world are paying for studies and demanding certain results. My friends, that is pseudo science. To date there is absolutely no consensus in the scientific community regarding either global warming or the causality of climate change. However, that detail is not preventing liberal politicians from using fear tactics to manipulate and control the public.
Yes, I’m born the way I am, by the grace of God. We live in a fallen world where the opportunity to sin abounds. Part of growing up in a moral society entails learning boundaries and impulse control. The “born this way” identity we should value above all else is the identity we received through being created in the image and likeness of God.
We as a culture have lost touch with this reality. A secular mind cannot see or understand that this is the root of most of our modern social ills.
Though even after we are baptized in faith, our disordered desires remain, we are no longer slaves to these desires. When Christ becomes your reality, your sin no longer defines you. Instead, “anyone is in Christ a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17).
Choose to be Born Again. It is a choice you can live with.
Speaking about the moral decline of western civilization, while I was writing this article, the Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris France was engulfed in flames. Many online commentators are speculating that the collapse of Notre Dame is symbolic of the collapse of Christianity in the West. Would you agree?
Fire destroys. It hurts. But it also purifies. If this is symbolic of the collapse of the church in the West, then I say let the fire consume every last molecule of corruption, perversion, laxity, irreverence and luke-warmness we have suffered over the last 60 years of cultural revolution. After forest fires, the ground becomes extremely fertile. And out of the ashes come the strong new shoots that grow into the next generation. The building may have gone, but we are the church, the people of God, and the gates of hell shall not prevail.